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exchanged with general john allen. and who is general john allen? he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and he is the man who's nominated to be the supreme leader of nato. as you can imagine that, nomination was put on hold in light of all of these allegations. for the record, general allen denies any inappropriate relationship with kelley and these e-mails are described as flirtatious. so reaction to this unfolding and unbelievable drama is coming in from all sides a senior official close to general allen said of jill kelley, she is a nice bored rich socialite. senator dianne feinstein who heads the select intelligence committee that will investigate this whole petraeus affair finds the whole situation very tawdry. >> it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel comes off. and you see a whole new dimension to this. >> jennifer: of course, conservative republicans like former u.n. ambassador john bolton are frothing at the mustache to politicize the scandal. oh goodness sakes. >> i think we
john allen, the u.s. leader in the war zone. apparently he has been in e-mail contact with the woman who blew the whistle in the petraeus scandal. a lot of layers to get to this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm paula faris. >> to say this is getting messy is an understatement. high-ranking officials, two wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence
jennifer franciotti. lisa has the day off. >> first let's look at meteorologist john collins. not too bad out there. chilly. but feels warmer than it is. >> if you look up in the sky, beautiful start to the sky tonight, or early this morning i should say. meteor shower is in process. i didn't see any coming in, but there might be an occasional streak early this morning before sunrise. maybe even tomorrow morning. this morning, there's nothing on the radar nearby. so i have to pull the view back to a national view, try to find rain or snow or something. where we're seeing most of it is out ton west coast. it's been kind of stormy out there for the past week or so. bits and pieces of storms out in the pacific will be coming our way over the next week. we'll have to watch how they develop when they get near the atlantic ocean. the closest to us is down in florida along the atlantic coast line there. that's it. i mean, we're clear as a bell. it's a really nice morning. temperatures are in the 30s. what about the weekend? what about the week leading up to thanksgiving? it's in the forecast. >>
and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned into the police. more bill is right after the break. stay with us. we have a big, big hour
petraeus sex scandal. general john allen has released some 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he exchanged with the tampa temptress, jill kelly. she started the fbi investigation of petraeus in the first place. why are the military generals acting so much like politicians? well, we'll talk about that and all kinds of other issues but first, we get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. as bill mentioned this petraeus story seems to be getting more complex by the minute. we'll give you more information here because we are continuing to learn more about this whole scandal involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails
that has brought down cia director david petraeus is down staring general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. the pentagon says the fbi has uncovered thousands of potentially inappropriate emails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained of harassment from petraeus' lover, paula broadwell. her complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of broadwell and petraeus's relationship, prompting his resignation on friday. allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now, but the plans to nominate him to become nato's supreme allied commander are on hold pending the outcome of an investigation. on monday night, fbi agents continued their probe by searching broadwell's north carolina home. as the obama administration faces turmoil with two top military leaders, reports are continuing to emerge of the potential makeup of its second term cabinet. according to the washington post, massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate john kerry has emerged as a potential candidate to
american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all str
after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mr. obama was also asked about the most pressing economic issue facing him and congress, the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard from members on both sides is that you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways you plan to approach your relationships with congress in the second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there are things we can improve on. i don't exemp
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the
this morning from paul ryan. he tells our john karl about the shock of last tuesday night and whether president obama now has a mandate to govern in his second term. some interesting comments from the former veep candidate. >> whether or not he is considering 2016. >>> we mentioned the guy the voice of elmo yesterday in ""the skinny,"" well, a distinctly adult story involving a children's character with new developments. stay with us for that. >>> we begin with the first pictures of paula broadwell since it was revealed she did have an affair with david petraeus. broadwell, as you can see here, was seen at her brother's house in washington right there in the window eating and having a little bit of wine. >> we're learning much more about the other woman also at the center of the scandal. we are talking about jill kelley. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus, and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were potentially inappropriate
troops, tea partiers included. many, made him the speaker. >> well, let me say i love john boehner like a brother, i don't envy him the position he is in. but i am also reminded of what ronald reagan taught us years ago, good polic makes good politics, john boehner needs to emphasis economic growth, is the way to get increed revenue. and there is two ways to -- two imperatives, dress down reduce, and discipline our government run among so there is confidence to grow in private sector then a tax system that accommodates that growth. you will dress a tax system of this country, from theoint of view of what is fair, have you taken the most simple minded way to address taxes. taxes are about raising the necessary revenue to fund the minimum, i i effective governmet that does interfere with growth of private sector, to to so in such a way as to encourage the maximum growth of the private sector is where you get maximum revenue. neil: we're at this cliff, possibility, republicans are under pressure, president said, i'm not budging, -- he left open some details, but he certainly want toss rais
and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the weekend she made a call to 911 complaining about a reporter near her property claiming she was a diplomat. >> i hav
thought you were -- >> brian: senator graham and john mccain heard this and this is what they said. >> i will hold her accountable and she volunteered for the assignment. she is incompetent when comes to benghazi and the person i blame the most is the president. my response to the president of the united states. we are not picking on anybody. and we want answers and the buck does stop at your desk. >> in the presidential answer he contradicted as brian. she went at the direction to the white house and in the same breath but he said you go after the un ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi . so which one is it? and by the way, now that it is admitted that the white house sent her out there there will be more questions of whether the white house was the people behind the her giving the information >> brian: he said w. it was a supposed debate. read tran script. we did, did ambassador rice read the tran script. >> steve: one point in his presentation yesterday the president referred to her appearance on the five shows as's presentation and she wanted to state the facts as the white
line the president has them over a barrel. >> john, i think they will kick it down the road. an interim deal that simply post bones all of the elements of the fiscal cliff for three months. and gym baker of two admissions pointed that out. >> that's possible. that's the habit in washington is never to take a problem on. however, after an election like this one, the republicans are really in trouble. they know it. they are reeling with the results. the mitt telephone telephone calls to the donors, all this stuff that's going on, has them back on their heels. and i have a feeling they would like to make a deal with the fear that if there is no deal, the media and obama have the upper hand and are going to put all the blame on the republicans like they did in '94 with the government shut down that cost us a lot. and the public wants a deal. they ought to make a deal. the public supports raising tax rates on the rich. get it done and let's move on. >> pat, what about a compromise that looks like this. we around going to raise the marginal raise on high income earners, but we will make them
and much more complicated. general john allen, who was in line to become top commander in afghanistan, allegedly had his own improper communications with a woman named gel kejill kelly. why would that be, nicole? >> hi, we're looking at facebook at all of my tourists pass through. and looking at facebook, you remember the ipo in may. a $38 stock and barely holding the $20 line now, and it's to the down side this morning. and now when we're looking into the company, it turns out the shares are so heavily diluted. massively diluted because of the insiders compensation, to common shareholders, and obviously, that's everybody, but employees and executives, and when those expire and they're selling also calls the company and according to the wall street journal take facebook mid 2013 to at least earn enough operating income just to offset the annual stock compensation costs. now what that means, not good news. >> the not good news. down 20 bucks again. thank you. time is money, 30 seconds, what else we're watching for you today. the u.s. is sitting on enough natural gas to become a world e
for john mcafee in connection with the fatal shooting of his neighbor in belize. he was killed saturday night. there are reports that after the sale of his company for $ 100 million, mcafee moved to belize, where his life turned to guns, drugs, prostitution and violence. >>> united parcel service is no longer making donations to the boy scouts due to its antigay policies. the move follows an online petition protesting the gaunts which attracted 80,000 signatures. they gave $150,000 to the boy scouts in 2010. >>> investigators are still looking into the cause of a deadly indianapolis gas explosion while the homeowner is wondering if a faulty furnace is to blame. two people died in this blast which sparked a fire and shook homes up to three miles away. the owner said his daughter told him last week about a problem with the furnace. she lived at the house with her mother. neither were home at the time of the explosion. >>> syria's civil war spilled into israel today. a mortar fire landed there. and tanks fired back. they reported no damage, but israel says it will not tolerate weapon fire
house g.o.p. leadership team, john boehner eric cantor, kevin mccarthy and all of the rest, all of them signed a pledge opposing any climate legislation that raises tax revenue. that so-called no climate tax pledge, that tax pledge is backed by the tea party group americans for prosperity and guess who funds americans for prosperity? yep, the billionaire koch brothers who made their fortune from oil pipelines and refineries. and who, of course, along with other oil and coal lobbying groups spent $270 million on ads attacking the president this election. here's the good news though. that pledge opposing any climate legislation that raises taxes probably won't have much of an impact because the president has not even proposed a carbon tax. so there may be still hope. if congressional republicans continue to drag their feet though we might see a lot more action on clean energy at the state level this term. joining me now to talk about creating a clean energy agenda at the state level is washington state governor-elect,
and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard units from the air and the sea, for the two platform workers who have been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or genders. but they believe they are out there alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. black elk energy says 1 of 22 contractors onb
in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my propert
in hoboken. three weeks after the disaster, john bentley reports from sea bright where neighbors are helping neighbors. >> you're doing a great job. we appreciate everything you're doing. >> i appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> we need people like you. you should be the mayor. >> i don't want to be the mayor. >> reporter: chris wood may not be the mayor of sea bright, new jersey, but he is spearheading the relief efforts here. the actual mayor, deana long, couldn't be happier. >> i'm glad to see you smiling. in times of crisis, people's true colors really come through and boy, chris woods is bright colors. >> we've been doing about 150 breakfasts, somewhere around 2,000 lunches and somewhere around 200 dinners. >> reporter: wood is a lifelong resident of this beachside town. after sandy decimated sea bright, he stepped up by gathering supplies, organizing volunteers. >> it's all good. >> no better way than giving back than feeding everyone. that's what we're doing. >> reporter: chris woods first job out of college was as a bouncer at this bar which he now owns and calls woody's. that
right now. and abc's john schriffen has the story. >> reporter: this morning, investigators along the gulf coast are trying to figure out who is responsible for mutilating and killing dolphins, after a string of disturbing attacks here. >> the animaling with bullets in them. we have seen animals with their tails cut off. animals with their jaws cut off. so it's really heartbreaking to see such senseless violence. >> reporter: moby solangy, one of the lead investigators says recently authorities have found four dolphins either floating in the water or washed up on the beaches in louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. including one found just days ago. what kind of a person would do this? >> no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. i mean, this is kind of something you hear in horror stories. >> reporter: the animals have been brought here to the institute for marine mammal studies in gulfport, mississippi. investigators hope autopsies will determine how the dolphins died and whether they were tortured first. hey, buster! what makes this even more incomprehensible
, and another guy, john roberts you. got to play, man. got to do something. >> you defied the doctors? >> they found a drum set. i don't know, found one last minute. ended up on stage, no music, no backing music, get up there and play. >> what do you thing? what is the healing effect of music? what do you think about it resonates and gets you through? >> a good example. after i played. another guy got up there and played a guitar with a prosthesis. witness you see that it inspires you to want to do more. we sat down. we decided we should do wounded warrior band. i took the idea and went forward with it. i realize there is more than just having a band for wounded warriors, we can inspire, help empower under wounded warriors using the music as a healing tool. >> that's what you use to start rock for recovery program. >> correct. yes, rock for recovery. something that came from the band. and our mission to empower wounded warriors through our music. we have a facility in downtown houston that we just opened up. wounded warriors come and play their own music, teach them, moantory them, he
news, washington. >> john brennan is the president's top counterterrorism advisor and he's said to be a new leading candidate for c.i.a. director. >>> general william kipp ward is being demoted from a four- star general to a three-star general and will retire. he's accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. defense secretary leon panetta said ward will have to repay the government $2,000 -- $82,000. >>> president obama is scheduled to hold a press conference today to discuss the fiscal cliff. he's been meeting with business and labor leaders ahead of fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, but the president is sure to be questioned about the scandal surrounding general petraeus and allen. he's also likely to be questioned about his plans to replace general petraeus. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >>> today democrat national pelosi will announce whether she'll continue in her role as house minority leader or step down. she's asked female democrats in the house includi
there. >> hi, john. the response has been very warm. obviously the people we're seeing are people who want to come out and embrace the president's message. but he spoke here in this auditorium, at an historic site, to 1500 students and professionals. people who are pro-democracy, advocates, and regular citizens who just wanted to hear his message. he got a very warm reception here and the white house said that he was moved, as well, by the thousands of people who came out to greet him on the road outside the airport when he arrived. the airport gave an address in which he acknowledged that democracies are sometimes difficult and it's a struggle to get to full freedom. but he said that it is, of course, worth the effort. and he also made clear that it isn't just a visit of goodwill, it also has strategic significance with a message to another nation in the area. listen to this. i don't know if we have that sound. we don't have the sound. but he talked about-ish he said i have a message to north korea, as well. if north korea wants to make the same choice that myanmar made, and get rid
. they are looking for john mcafee, his believed neighbored grege fall was killed saturday night. mcafee is no longer connected to the sanity clara company. there are reports that after an 100 million-dollar sales of his company, he went to belize to live a life of guns, and violence. >>> the 29 million-dollar housing development features 25 single occupancy units and a medical clinic. veterans told us they are grateful. >> i have multiple sclerosis. but i still have a great desire to live with a little bit of grace and dignity. >> the china town community development -- >> in washington and around the nation. concern is growing tonight over the so-called fiscal cliff. that terms levers to automatic deep cuts in spending and tax increases at the start of next year if congress fails to compromise. that could mean a loss in california alone of 90 million dollars. president obama is scheduled to meet with business leaders to discuss proposals to avoid the cliff. those concerns combined with the veterans day holiday, stocks flat-lined with both the dow and the nasdaq showing only fractional news. >>> the
possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after measure her apparent heroin overdose. under state law she cannot be prosecuted for possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talked about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald ford was sworn in. >>> let's take a check at wall street. the dow closed at 12,542 after losing 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas had a better day. nikkei shot up 194 points. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. there's a lot at stake. the congressional budget office predicts a first half recession next year if the economy goes over the cliff. bowles tells maria why he thinks there hasn't been a recession. >> the guys that are running for office worship that great god of re-election and haven't focused on what's right for the country. >> th
to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor in afghanistan and the next nominated head of military for nato nomination put on hold. >>> this scandal involves two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson,
's john schriffen is there right now with the latest on the investigation. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. because so far there has been no sign of gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday reportedly killing husband and wife dion and jenniferlo longworth, injuring seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles. >> we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene at nearly 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my door. it was like a war zone. >> doors what falling down
that is our show. i am john stossel. good night. >> gregg: you hear it in the distance, chilling sound of air-raid sirens ringing out across israel as well as rocket fire as violence rages for four straight days. i'm gregg jarrett. >> heather: i'm healther childers. israel bombing the gaza strip. hundreds of air strikes hitting government buildings and smuggling tunnels. defense forces firing off the so-called iron dome anti-missile system as rockets rain down on israeli cities. fivizes were wounded. it was a port city. if tel aviv. police say a hamas rocketed was destroyed in midair by the defense system, all of this as the death toll climbs on both sides with reports of 42 palestinians and 3 israelis killed so far. israeli forces continue massive building up of artillery and as many as 75,000 troops in possible for a ground invasion of the gaza strip. david lee miller is live on the front lines. david lee? >> reporter: that is right. we're short distance from the border and over my shoulder, perhaps you can make out the iron dome missile defense system. during the last several
hear from lindsey graham and john mccain. it's a clear division between the two sides it's divided the three amigos. even senator lieberman who normally sides with senator graham and mccain doesn't have the same view on this stuff. we don't see foreign policy scandals huge issues sustain unless members of the president's own party raises question. mike rogers has questions, lindsey graham. i believe the administration if it has as strong a case as it does, secretary clinton should brief them in private, public would be better, she would make more progress in private, to let them know what the facts are. >> chris cizilla, what about hillary clinton trying to put this to rest for the administration when, in fact, she could have testified in the first place or not testified, could have come on the sunday talk shows but it was not something she does and it was a hot potato and the white house seemed eager to put susan rice in that seat. >> i agree totally. i think mark is right, that the right thing probably to do is more information is better than less information on this topic. i wat
the president but romney got 2% fewer votes than john mccain. by any measure a poor performance for governor romney. mccain was run fwhoog a recession. it's more about romney's failure to build on mccain's votes than obama doing anything. mr. obama won the woman vote. blacks and asians but waits the hispanic vote that really nailed romney. 71% of la teen yoz voted for the president. that is the difference in florida, virginia, colorado, nevada. other states as well. romney took white males and independents by a significant margin but when you bunch it up, it was an entitlement vote this year, american families earning less than $30,000 a year broke big for the president. 62% to 35. it was clear left wing ideology did not win the day for barack obama. big spending on federal programs did. that is the key. because many in the media would have us believe liberal ideology was confirm bid this election. it was not. however, however, secularism is certainly eroding traditional power, those americans attend religious services voted for romney 59%39%. problem is church going is on the decline. here
close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. >> reporter: for the first time, the president weighed in on the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that, in any way, would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president also blasted top republicans for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was still
more in taxes. >> house speaker john boehner argued against any tax rises -- tax hikes. >> instead of raising taxes on americans, let's begin to solve the problems. let's focus on tax reform, closing the loopholes and tax rates. instead of an arbitrary cuts that will endanger our defense, but consumers about entitling -- short of the entitlement programs. >> in haiti, turn to rains and floods have killed 11 people and left thousands homeless. just two weeks after he was devastated by hurricane sandy, rivers have overflowed, crops have been destroyed, and aid workers say they are in dire need of supplies. >> we have 150 people here with only 12 sacks of bread. they gave us four cases of jews this morning. the world food program brought two packs of cookies for each one. we have handicapped people here, women who give birth last night. we have nothing for them. >> and the york region is continuing its slow recovery, retain sunday -- slow recovery from hurricane sandy. officials say the storm caused more than $50 billion in damages to the new york region, making it the country's costl
-placed intelligence sources say john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism advisor was aware of the affair as early as summer of 2011. something his spokesman denies. now petraeus was scheduled to testify this week at a hearing on the september 11 terror attack that left the u.s. ambassador to libya dead, along with three other americans. of now, he will not participate. but many on capita capitol hilly they will need to hear from him and that may change. we are following this as it develops. >> dana: thank you so much. he'll have much more on this on "special report." as soon as we're done with "the five" i have to run upstairs. i have to find out more. there are more layers than any story we dealt with in a long time. are you surprised it was a criminal investigation that they were looking into? >> kimberly: no. it's cyber harassment. that is also why the f.b.i. was involved. when you receive threatening e-mails, that she perceived her life was in danger or she was in danger of a risk or threat by this, serious enough she contacted a friend in the f.b.i. that is how the whole thing, the
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